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This exquisite DB5 Shooting Brake is one of just 12 examples, converted by renowned coach builders, Harold Radford & Sons. Chassis DB5/2047/R was manufactured at the Newport Pagnell factory in 1965 as a saloon and finished in California Sage over Red hides, the livery it wears today, prior to delivery to Harold Radford for the factory commissioned shooting brake conversion.
Returning to the factory following the conversion works, this car was then fitted with a Vantage specification engine, the only one of the twelve cars built to have been delivered in such specifications.
Registered on the 19th July 1966 to Cyril Williams (Motors) Ltd of Wolverhampton and following a few changes of hands in its early life, the car was acquired by an Aston Martin enthusiast in Kingston upon Thames in 1972 who then retained the car in family ownership for an astonishing 39 years, cherishing the car dearly and maintaining meticulous records of its maintenance (including the fitment of a ZF-five speed manual gearbox in 1992) and limited ‘high days and holidays’ use.
Acquired by its current, UK based Aston Martin collector owner in 2011 who subsequently committed to a ‘no expense spared’ restoration, encompassing all aspects of the car, by a leading Aston Martin specialist, completed in 2014, to the very highest standards as presented today.
Since restoration, the car has been used sparingly and has featured in world class concours events, receiving regular servicing and maintenance. Service records and MOT certificates, contained within the extensive history file accompanying the car, which contains factory build records, a BMIHT Certificate, factory service records, the original ‘Buff’ logbook, subsequent ownership records and period marketing materials and photos, verify the recorded mileage of 59,280.